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Message 1268670 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 8:46:04 UTC
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Boat or ship agreed, I have some difficulty seeing a 007 Aston Martin as female, maybe a mini yes.

Anyhow back on topic, Curiosity is an example of an amazing feat just to get it there, and the best is yet to come, I'm glad it's in my lifetime.

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Message 1268673 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 8:50:53 UTC - in response to Message 1268649.

she ??


Machines are inherently lying deceitful things, just like females. ;-)
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Message 1268715 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 11:25:58 UTC

good god. Mars looks like the Australian outback at sunset.
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Message 1268765 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 14:05:04 UTC - in response to Message 1268715.

good god. Mars looks like the Australian outback at sunset.

I bet Mars has more water
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Message 1268822 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 0:01:12 UTC

Interesting details, even in the preliminary image of Mt. Sharp in the distance. A rocky area near the rover, then a smooth one nearer the base of the mountain. Two long, low, dark shapes, distinct from the flat, lighter colored terrain. Obvious targets for early investigation.

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Message 1268932 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 6:20:20 UTC - in response to Message 1268652.
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she ??

Do you feel Curiosity is male? or an "it" because its a machine...LOL :)

John.


its you John who said she ^^ for me its it ^^

is Planet Mars a male ? or a female ? ^^
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Message 1268978 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 10:00:29 UTC

Mars was named after the Roman God of war, so by definition must be male. In fact most of the planets are named after Roman Gods or Goddesses.



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Message 1269131 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 16:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 1268465.

How's this for a pic....

Taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, it shows Curiosity descending to the surface of Mars on its parachute.




Thats Waaaaaaaaay Cool!
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Message 1269255 - Posted: 8 Aug 2012, 22:49:05 UTC
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Judging by the photograph of the landing site from orbit, there is a sinuous rill or channel that begins only about 500 meters East of Curiosity. As this is quite near a spot where three different types of terrain, numbered 1, 2, and 3 converge, this area will probably attract interest.

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Message 1270790 - Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 11:52:45 UTC

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Message 1271038 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 6:18:40 UTC - in response to Message 1270790.


The first high-res color mosaic from Curiosity's mastcam shows a landscape that closely resembles portions of the southwestern United States.

Indeed it does.

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Message 1271050 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 7:06:15 UTC

Looking at the photo, Lynn; you do get a distinct impression that Mars
has all the looks of landscapes that have been subjected to weathering.
I feel that the outlook for Curiosity discoveries will be quite exciting.

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Message 1271078 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 11:41:40 UTC

That looks so much like a stone quary i was in some years ago.
In the background where the land rises there is a < shape of light coloured dirt and another diagonal / line above and to the left of it.
That was the exit road out of the quary to the crushing and screen plant.
Having walked back an forth over the foreground area many times looking for a cotter pin that had fallen off a link.
I am not trying to start another `we never landed on the moon conspiricy` it is so clear a photo, it duz not look like another planet.

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Message 1271098 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 13:22:16 UTC
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Having translated Carl Sagan's COSMOS in Italian, I remember a similar feeling of Sagan. These are his words:

I remember being transfixed by the first lander image to show the horizon of Mars. This was not an alien world, i thought. I knew places like it in Colorado and Arizona and Nevada. There were rocks and sand drifts and a distant eminence, as natural and unselfconscious as any landscape on Earth. Mars was a place.

This was the Viking 1 lander in 1976.
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Message 1271105 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 13:59:56 UTC

+1...yes, it's a "place"...lets hope we find evidence that it had something
happening there at one time in the past worthy of discovering.


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Message 1271154 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 16:31:53 UTC
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I clearly see a road in center of that image which zigzag to go hide behind a dune and then reappear from the dune to the left and then go up the mountain.
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Message 1271162 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 16:55:02 UTC

I can see a mark, but it's very unlikely to be a road as we know it that cars can drive on.

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Message 1271181 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 17:19:28 UTC - in response to Message 1271162.

I'd be its a sand dune
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Message 1271194 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 17:45:45 UTC

There is no grass on Mars and yet there are polar caps and probably there was water, as proven by the sulphate rocks. Where did the grass go? Giovanni Schiaparelli in the XIX century thought he has seen canals bringing water to the plains from the polar caps. He thought he had seen the plains blossoming in martian spring and decaying in martian autumn. Now all we see is dry,rocky and sandy.
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Message 1271200 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 17:56:39 UTC - in response to Message 1271154.

I clearly see a road in center of that image which zigzag to go hide behind a dune and then reappear from the dune to the left and then go up the mountain.

Appears to be several of these courses in the photo and no doubt NASA has picked
up on these too.


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